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Michelle Trachtenberg as Bella Swan?

The Gossip Girl star turned down the lead role in the Twilight series.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: December 2nd, 2011 in Culture » Film » News

Michelle Trachtenberg as Bella Swan?

Gossip Girl and former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star, Michelle Trachtenberg, could have taken Kristen Stewart’s role in the Twilight series… but she claims her schedule for too busy!

Trachtenberg, 26, spoke with Us Weekly at the opening of LOLA in New York City on Wednesday, where she explains "There was definitely interest here and there because there's only so few pale girls in Hollywood."

Twilight’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, and Trachtenberg have apparently had a relationship of sorts since Thirteen… which Trachtenberg claims she was also supposed to star in.

"I've known Catherine Hardwicke since the movie Thirteen," she said. "I was actually supposed to star in that, but I was on Buffy at the time."

Us Weekly asked the actress what prevented her from taking the lead role in Twilight.

"I guess schedules never worked out."

Trachtenberg doesn’t seem to be disappointed about her lost chance to star in the multi-billion dollar franchise though.

"I already have Buffy," she added. "I've already done the vampire thing."

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